Pioneer, Ohio Farm

AquaBounty Pioneer Ohio Farm Aerial view render

Our New Farm

AquaBounty’s first large-scale, commercial salmon farm in Pioneer, Ohio will supply a growing population with a sustainable source of fresh, locally raised salmon. AquaBounty strategically locates its land-based farm facilities within easy reach of key U.S. markets to accelerate delivery of fresh and safe Atlantic salmon to consumers. 

The state-of-the-art RAS technology and overall facility design, combined with the proximity to major markets, will generate a lower carbon footprint compared to transporting salmon by jet from overseas production sites. It also will ease pressure on wild salmon stocks, and use natural resources responsibly and sustainably.

Pioneer Farm Groundbreaking Celebration  

April 20, 2022

Current progress of Pioneer farm construction:

AquaBounty paused construction in June 2023 to evaluate scope alternatives and a possible phased approach.
Sylvia Wulf AquaBounty President and CEO

“We are pleased to have officially begun building our next-generation, highly productive facility in Pioneer, Ohio that will serve as a model for the aquaculture industry and for our continued expansion.”


– Sylvia Wulf, AquaBounty CEO

AquaBounty Pioneer Ohio Exterior View Render

AquaBounty’s first large-scale commercial salmon farm includes:

  • State-of-the-art Recirculating Aquaculture System
  • 10,000 metric tons of annual production
  • Estimated 479,000 sq. ft. of space
  • Advanced water filtration plant to remove pollutants and conserve water
  • Freshwater tanks in various sizes to support salmon growth from hatching to harvest
  • 99.5% of water in the system recirculated every minute 
  • High-tech monitoring and biosecurity systems

Milestones to Date

AquaBounty Recirculating Aquaculture System

Recirculating Aquaculture System

Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) is a large water filtration plant. Water is continuously recycled through the system, flowing through large industrial biofilters that clean and provide the quality of water required for our salmon to grow and thrive.

AquaBounty Pioneer Farm map view

New Industry, New Jobs for NW Ohio

AquaBounty expects the project cost to be in the range of $485 million to $495 million, which will create more than 100 new jobs in the region.

AquaBounty Pioneer Ohio Partners CRB and Innovasea


Gilbane Building Company: A global, comprehensive construction and facilities-related solutions firm is leading construction.

INNOVASEA: A global leader in technologically advanced aquatic solutions for aquaculture and fish tracking is designing the Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (“RAS”) technology.